And it got me wondering... What DO you worry about when choosing a name? That it be well known/unknown? Gender-specific/genderless? Easy to pronounce/original? Easy to spell/creative?
For me, meaning of the name and history behind it have been very important. This name I'm considering has that quality. I do prefer names that are "gendered" (as most are; I don't like boys names for girls, for instance) even though I don't like to push gender stereotypes. I want a name that goes well with my other children's names (and this one has the same ethnic origin). But I just can't decide if the spelling/pronunciation issues are too much. Or if adapting the spelling to the more common (but not ethnically accurate) spelling is better. One downside to that is the more common spelling is simply a more common name and associated with popular icons. I prefer names that are NOT common, but are not unheard of, either.
Oh, yes, the dizzying task of naming a person! So, tell me about your key issues.